He's right!! But you don't go all the way into the meadow. Ride the trail to the crest, get off the bike and hunt due east along the crest line or just below it. The burn that went into dry meadow started there. It is pretty tough going for the first 1/4 mile but you will run into a bowl. I have been there 3 times. 2 times saw deer(both bucks, 1 3X3, small forky), the other time I shot @ and missed a large bear. That whole North facing slope is full of oaks, and when people,dogs, everything else are hammering dry meadow, it pushes them over to this side. Worth a try but your friend is right!!